After much research, preparation, personal confidence boosting, and time, I have finally opened a shop on Etsy! I have to admit, I went back and forth about it for some time. What about taxes? Should I offer international sales? Will I have the time to get things to my customers in a timely manner if it gets busy? How do I account for raw goods (I currently own a business in the service industry, so this was all new to me)? It has taken a couple of months to gather all of the information I felt I needed, along with supplies to stock up the shop. However, I can say it has been a lovely journey and I have learned so much and gained so much confidence along the way! I know it will still be some time until people really become aware of my shop and start putting things in demand, however I enjoy being part of the Etsy community and the art community as a whole. For anyone contemplating a bold move in their lives, I say go for it!